What is economics?What can - and can't - it explain about the world? Why does it matter?Ha-Joon Chang teaches economics at Cambridge University, and writes a column for the Guardian. The Observer called his book 23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism, which was a no.1 bestseller, 'a witty and timely debunking of some of the biggest myths surrounding the global economy.' He won the Wassily Leontief Prize for advancing the frontiers of economic thought, and is a vocal critic of the failures of our current economic system.
Published by: Pelican | Publication date: 05/01/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 475 pages
All the big ideas, simply explained - an innovative and accessible guide to economicsBring economics to life with The Economics Book, an essential guide to more that 100 of the big ideas in economic theory and practice covering everything from ancient theories right up to cutting-edge modern developments.From Aristotle to John Maynard Keynes and beyond, all the greatest economists and their theories are featured and the innovative graphics, step-by-step summaries and mind maps help clarify hard-to-grasp concepts.The Economics Book is perfect for economic students and anyone who has an interest in how economies work.
Published by: DK | Publication date: 12/19/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 352 pages
Untangle the jargon and understand how you're involved in everyday economics If you want to get to grips with the basics of economics and understand a subject that affects British citizens on a daily basis, then look no further than Economics For Dummies. This easy to understand guide takes you through the world of economics from understanding micro- and macroeconomics to demystifying complex topics such as capitalism and recession. This updated edition walks you through the history, principles and theories of economics as well as breaking down all the complicated terminology, leaving you clued up on economics in no time.
- Getting to grips – explore the science of economics and how people deal with scarcity
- Keeping an eye on it – learn all about macroeconomics and how economists keep track of everything
- Watch patterns emerge – understand why monitoring consumer behaviour is vital and all you need to know about microeconomics
- Your recession guide – expert advice on recessions and a detailed look at why they occur
- Why you should care about economics and how it affects you
- Tools to help you understand a recession
- A guide to seductive economic fallacies
- All you need to know on monetary and fiscal policies
- How supply and demand can be made easy
- Why it's vital to track consumer choices
- An in-depth look at a profit-maximising firm and the core of capitalism
- Guidance on property rights and wrongs
- Look through economic history and spot the trends
- Understand micro- and macroeconomics
- Get to grips with consumer behaviour and its influence on the economy
- Spot the signs of a recession and see how economic decisions affect you
Published by: For Dummies | Publication date: 11/23/2010Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 419 pages
A lively, inviting account of the history of economics, told through events from ancient to modern times and the ideas of great thinkers in the field What causes poverty? Are economic crises inevitable under capitalism? Is government intervention in an economy a helpful approach or a disastrous idea? The answers to such basic economic questions matter to everyone, yet the unfamiliar jargon and math of economics can seem daunting. This clear, accessible, and even humorous book is ideal for young readers new to economics and for all readers who seek a better understanding of the full sweep of economic history and ideas. Economic historian Niall Kishtainy organizes short, chronological chapters that center on big ideas and events. He recounts the contributions of key thinkers including Adam Smith, David Ricardo, Karl Marx, John Maynard Keynes, and others, while examining topics ranging from the invention of money and the rise of agrarianism to the Great Depression, entrepreneurship, environmental destruction, inequality, and behavioral economics. The result is a uniquely enjoyable volume that succeeds in illuminating the economic ideas and forces that shape our world.
Published by: Yale University Press | Publication date: 03/07/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 256 pages
A million copy seller, Henry Hazlitt’s classic primer is an essential guide to the basics of economic theory. A fundamental influence on modern libertarianism, Hazlitt defends capitalism and the free market from economic myths that persist to this day. Considered among the leading economic thinkers of the “Austrian School,” which includes Carl Menger, Ludwig von Mises, Friedrich (F.A.) Hayek, and others, Henry Hazlitt (1894-1993), was a libertarian philosopher, an economist, and a journalist. He was the founding vice-president of the Foundation for Economic Education and an early editor of The Freeman magazine, an influential libertarian publication. Hazlitt wrote Economics in One Lesson, his seminal work, in 1946. Concise and instructive, it is also deceptively prescient and far-reaching in its efforts to dissemble economic fallacies that are so prevalent they have almost become a new orthodoxy. Many current economic commentators across the political spectrum have credited Hazlitt with foreseeing the collapse of the global economy which occurred more than 50 years after the initial publication of Economics in One Lesson. Hazlitt’s focus on non-governmental solutions, strong — and strongly reasoned — anti-deficit position, and general emphasis on free markets, economic liberty of individuals, and the dangers of government intervention make Economics in One Lesson, every bit as relevant and valuable today as it has been since publication.
Published by: Crown Business | Publication date: 08/11/2010Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 220 pages, ISBN 9780517548233
Economics: Explained Economics Guide Book For Basic Understanding of Economics, With Ideas You Have to Know (Basic Economics, Economics For Beginners,Economics Ideas)
Limited Offer (Ends Soon) - Get this book for just $2.99 (Regularly pricedat $4.99). Read on your PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device.The Economics Guide Book For Basic Understanding of EconomicsModern Economics' Ideas You Have to KnowWhat Is Economics All About:Economics is defined as the social science whose purpose is to describe all factors that determine the production, distribution and consumption of certain goods and services. Naturally, not everyone is an expert in economy. However, we live in an age where a degree of economics knowledge is necessary in order to become more productive, or simply to realize what is actually going on in the world, as economics can impact every part of our life. This book will help anybody who wants to know more about economics for any purpose. Browsing online and looking for answers is simply not effective because results are either from sources that aren’t reliable, or too complicated for us to understand. Proven Proofs & Staggering Ideas:This book teaches you all about economy, from the history of economic thought to the modern-day economy. Here you will find out how the modern economy is able to deal with scarcity, and you will also learn basic economic terms that you have always heard, but never knew what they meant. Additionally, the special chapter is dedicated to trade. There is more to trade than purchasing a desired object and paying for the service. Smart moves can make trade into a success, or they can break you. The answer to the question of to trade or not to trade will be found in this book. How Is Economy Affecting The World Today:Did you ever wonder if the world’s economy is growing or if it’s actually slowing down? Read this book to find out what is really going on, and what can governments do to stabilize the economy. If you have ever wondered why there is not enough money anymore. It would be easy just to print more, right? Well, that is unfortunately not possible. This book will help you understand money and you will learn everything about inflation. After all, inflation can lead to financial crisis and recession. You will also get to learn more about recession, what it actually is, what factors cause it, its types, effects, and possible prevention methods.What You're Going to Learn:
- Explain Definition of Economics
- The History of Economics
- Economics: How People and Societies deal with Scarcity
- Economics: Utilization of Scarce Resources for Maximum Happiness
- Trading Wisdoms in Today's Economy
- The Final Answer - Is Economy Going Into Recession?
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Publication date: 06/06/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 57 pages
'I read this book with the excitement that the people of his day must have read John Maynard Keynes’s General Theory. It is brilliant, thrilling and revolutionary.' George Monbiot'This is sharp, significant scholarship . . . Thrilling.' Times Higher EducationEconomics is broken. It has failed to predict, let alone prevent, financial crises that have shaken the foundations of our societies. Its outdated theories have permitted a world in which extreme poverty persists while the wealth of the super-rich grows year on year. And its blind spots have led to policies that are degrading the living world on a scale that threatens all of our futures.Can it be fixed? In Doughnut Economics, Oxford academic Kate Raworth identifies seven critical ways in which mainstream economics has led us astray, and sets out a roadmap for bringing humanity into a sweet spot that meets the needs of all within the means of the planet. En route, she deconstructs the character of ‘rational economic man’ and explains what really makes us tick. She reveals how an obsession with equilibrium has left economists helpless when facing the boom and bust of the real-world economy. She highlights the dangers of ignoring the role of energy and nature’s resources – and the far-reaching implications for economic growth when we take them into account. And in the process, she creates a new, cutting-edge economic model that is fit for the 21st century – one in which a doughnut-shaped compass points the way to human progress.Ambitious, radical and rigorously argued, Doughnut Economics promises to reframe and redraw the future of economics for a new generation.'An innovative vision about how we could refocus away from growth to thriving.' Daily Mail'There are some really important economic and political thinkers around at the moment – such as Kate Raworth's Doughnut Economics . . . I get the sense that a major period of new thinking and political creativity is coming.' Andrew Marr
Published by: Cornerstone Digital | Publication date: 04/06/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 384 pages
Now in its 9th edition, Economics by Sloman et al is known and loved for its active learning, student-friendly approach and unmatched lecturer and student support. Retaining all the hall mark features of previous editions, it continues to provide a balanced, comprehensive and completely up-to-date introduction to the world of economics. Please note that the product you are purchasing does not include MyEconLab. MyEconLab Join over 11 million students benefiting from Pearson MyLabs.This title can be supported by MyEcpnLab, an online homework and tutorial system designed to test and build your understanding. Would you like to use the power of MyEconLab to accelerate your learning? You need both an access card and a course ID to access MyEconLab. These are the steps you need to take:1. Make sure that your lecturer is already using the system Ask your lecturer before purchasing a MyLab product as you will need a course ID from them before you can gain access to the system.2. Check whether an access card has been included with the book at a reduced cost If it has, it will be on the inside back cover of the book.3. If you have a course ID but no access code, you can benefit from MyEconLab at a reduced price by purchasing a pack containing a copy of the book and an access code for MyEconLab (ISBN:9781292064864)4. If your lecturer is using the MyLab and you would like to purchase the product...Go to www.myeconlab.com to buy access to this interactive study programme. For educator access, contact your Pearson representative. To find out who your Pearson representative is, visit www.pearsoned.co.uk/replocator
Published by: Pearson | Publication date: 01/06/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 944 pages
Why are we more likely to forgo the opportunity to sell a £100 bottle of wine rather than actually taking money out our wallet to pay for it, when ultimately the 'opportunity cost' of doing so is the same? Why would the 'endowment effect' mean that we value a free ticket worth hundreds of pounds more than the money we would get from selling it? In this new, ambitious work, Thaler presents his findings in behavioural economics and breaks down the biases and irrational tendancies in our thinking, showing us how to avoid making costly mistakes in life.
Published by: Penguin | Publication date: 05/07/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 376 pages
Cult bestseller, new buzz word... Freakonomics is at the heart of everything we see and do and the subjects that bedevil us daily: from parenting to crime, sport to politics, fat to cheating, fear to traffic jams. Asking provocative and profound questions about human motivation and contemporary living and reaching some astonishing conclusions, Freakonomics will make you see the familiar world through a completely original lens.
Published by: Penguin | Publication date: 10/05/2006Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 336 pages, ISBN 9780141019017